Camping at Two Medicine, July 2015
Two Medicine is one of my favorite campgrounds in Glacier National Park. I wrote about camping at Two Med last year, because we seemed to spend a lot of time over there. This year, we hadn’t made it to Two Medicine yet, so I was excited to go.
Our kids have been spending a lot of time in their backpacks while we hike lately, so we wanted to have an easy weekend with less hiking. We wanted to spend time using our SeaEagle inflatable kayak and our inflatable paddleboard on Pray Lake and Two Medicine Lake.
We have always had great luck when we go camping at Two Medicine as far as which campsite we get. Last year we had a campsite on or near the water each time. This year, we were worried with the Reynolds Creek Fire that the campground may be even busier than normal, but we arrived around 8 a.m. (leaving home around 6 a.m.) and drove right into one of the best campsites available. While there was little shade in our spot, it offered some of the best views of the mountains out of any campsite there. It was also just a short walk to the water, which was nice for using our watercraft.
We spent the weekend enjoying the lakes. Pray Lake is small and usually calm, making it perfect for paddleboarding. Two Medicine can be a windy area, so you can’t always expect the lakes to be calm. Beavers built a large beaver dam on one side of Pray Lake, so if you get up early in the morning or stay until dark, you will see them collecting leaves and branches to work on their home. It is so cool to see beavers!!
We think the best spot is the creek that runs between Two Medicine Lake and PrayLake. This place is shallow enough to sit in or cross, and perfect for small children. It is also never busy! There are several parking spots available right there.
Remember to keep your camper awnings down in the high winds as well! We left ours up while hiking, and thank goodness for some kind people camping near us who saw the awning flipping all over the place and took ours down for us. A corner of ours ripped, but we are thankful we still have an awning!
We did squeeze in a hike to Twin Falls. Last year, we hiked to Twin Falls, but we took the boat. This year, we skipped the boat and started the hike from the North Shore Trailhead. The hike is 3.4 miles each way from here. The North Shore Trail is gorgeous; a lot of the trail is open to the surrounding views of the mountains and of Two Medicine Lake. As usual, it was a hot day and we were hot carrying our kids on our back. Read about the hike to Twin Falls by clicking here.
The only sad part about the weekend was having to leave! And, our SeaEagle kayak popped a hole in the seam, but the company has said that they will replace it, which will definitely make me want to buy more of their products!
Here are some sponsored links, so I will make money if you buy these products through these affiliate links. These companies did not send me their products for free though, we bought them and we have really loved them! Click here to read more about the Sea Eagle kayak.
Definitely try to make it to the Two Medicine area while visiting Glacier National Park! Always remember that there is not a lot of parking available, and the campground does fill by around noon each day. So go ahead and arrive early to visit Two Medicine in Glacier National Park!
Warm Wishes from Big Sky Country,
Alex M. Neill
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